I need some help choosing/configuring a new laptop. I’ve been a PC user for years but I had a chance to use my son's MacBook on our last trip and I think it’s time to make the conversion. I love the Retina display and the whole feeling of an integrated system. I have to tell you that the last time I owned a Mac it had a II in the model number, it’s been a while, so I’m pretty clueless in defining my new laptop.
I want a travel machine that will process my 5DMkIII images and video quickly in Lightroom while running Photoshop occasionally. I’m OK with the weight of 13“ Mac Book Pro. Left to my own devices I’m thinking;
· 2.6 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Processor
· 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM;
· 256 GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
· 13.3-inch IPS Retina Display, 2560-by-1600 resolution
Do you guys think that will do the processing I need on trips? I’ll have my I7 quad core machine at home to do any really heavy lifting like video editing. What would you upgrade or balance differently?